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Is it good or bad to start a career as a software tester QA?

Please anyone tell me whether is it good or bad to start a career as a software tester QA.

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The present times are best for making a career as a software tester. The testing domain is thriving in the industry and with the new age of automation and organizations experimenting towards Agile Methodology, DevOps and IoT, the demand of a tester is greater without enough number of eligible candidates.

13 Reasons Why You Should Opt for a Software Testing Career -

  1. From manual exploratory testing to automation architects, there is never a lack of companies that need an efficient tester. With more emerging testing procedures and faster agile testing cycles, the opportunity for a smart and creative tester is always increasing in the industry.

  2. Ideal software testing is not just following a procedure to reproduce functionalities, it’s designing experiments to test how a software performs under real-life conditions. The tests may be as simple as clicking a button to as complex as a DDOS attack. Tester is that mad scientist that design and perform elaborate experiments that brings to surface the real quality and real capabilities of a software.

  3. Multiple routes towards progression - There are various types of testing one can choose to specialize in. Be it performance testing, automation testing, manual testing or a combination of all. Among all of them, GUI or web testing is really interesting domains and has a bright future in the software industry. Since a tester has a better idea of how the business actually works, starting a career as a tester, one might move up to a leadership role or move forward to becoming a key individual in management.

  4. If you like to face challenges then software testing can prove to be a pretty challenging job. There are new puzzles and problems to find out every day in an application that has completed the development phase. Software testing provides a platform for you to think out-of-the-box.

  5. The constant growth of the learning curve so you could expand your skillset. You will never face a stagnant work life since new testing procedures are emerging daily.

  6. Critical involvement during the Software Development Life Cycle.

  7. Software testing starts with getting a clear understanding of the requirement and carries on with documentation of test plan, test cases, execution of test strategies and finally preparing a test summary. A cycle of process is followed that makes testing more fruitful. But as you grow you will be able to make this cycle faster and more efficient.

  8. If you like to explore inner workings of a code and then finding unique ways to make it stop working, then software testing is the perfect job for you. Since you will be motivated enough to figure out new test case scenarios that can detect each and every bug, no matter how minor it is.

  9. Understanding the Customer - A good software tester studies the market dives deep into the requirement specifications, understands the latest trends and finally interprets what the customer actually wants and how important the product is for the customer.

  10. Scope to explore the latest tools & technologies.

  11. Building confidence in the application - Software tester helps to build the confidence of not only the developer but also the product manager and the clients in the release process.

  12. Testing is a quite creative work. No one will explain the process to you. The job is more like a detective where you will need to analyze the clues and think of places where the application is not consistent when it comes to the end user.

  13. If you want a job that will test you in every possible way and find out whether you can exceed your boundaries, testing if for you. It is really fun to figure out bugs that no one else thought to find. The job will challenge you every day and it takes a critical eye to detect unexpected defects.

So yeah, it is definitely a good choice to start a career as a software tester of QA.

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